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If you don’t have anywhere to join for the High Holidays – Atone with Ahava!

Services will take place over Zoom and in person at the Scandinavian Living Center, 206 Waltham Street, Newton MA. Masks are required for in-person attendees.

Please note that if you are registering to attend online, a separate registration must be completed for each Zoom service, and each registration will produce a dedicated log in for that service only. Thank you for your patience with this annoying Zoom feature.

ROSH HASHANAH MORNING Monday Sep 26, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Time

KOL NIDRE  Tuesday Oct 4, 2022 7:00 PM Eastern Time

YOM KIPPUR MORNING Wednesday Oct 5, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Time

YIZKOR Wednesday Oct 5, 2022 12:15 PM Eastern Time 

Last year’s services were enjoyed by folks from 36 states! Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, Kansas, Vermont, North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Ohio, Alabama, Missouri, Montana, Colorado, Iowa, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, California and Hawaii….

And around the world! Quebec, Ontario, Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Toronto, Alberta, New Brunswick, United Kingdom, Finland, Brazil, Belgium, Germany, India, Australia, South Africa and the Canary Islands….



Please be sure that you have the same number of dedicated login links as the number of services you would like to attend.

ROSH HASHANAH MORNING 9/26 10:30a eastern

KOL NIDRE  10/4 7:00p eastern–sqDsjGNFVKHaysl1o2d6e29l1WbjW

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YOM KIPPUR MORNING 10/5 10:30a eastern

YIZKOR 10/5 12:15p eastern



Ahava’s High Holiday services are meaningful, contemplative, and infused with exquisitely beautiful music. All are welcome, regardless of background, and all will feel at home.

The services are not affiliated with any of the major Jewish movements. Rather, they combine traditional prayers and melodies with contemporary elements, for a meaningful prayer experience that will leave you feeling inspired and spiritually fulfilled.

Join us for just one service, or join us for them all!

‘Cantor Jacqui, Thank you so much for the Yom Kippur services done so deeply and so kindly. You soothed my soul! I proceeded through much of the services with profound and deep tears of renewal. Even when I remember the services, my body relaxes just a bit. I cannot thank you enough.’ Sue P, Colorado

“Cantor Jacqui, Thank you so much for the beautiful and enjoyable High Holiday services.
My family always loves listening to your amazing voice and participating in your warm, friendly, family services. Thanks for being such a warm, caring, friendly and inspirational Cantor and religious leader.” Lee and Evy Goldberg

“Dear Cantor Jacqui: We attended in person last year and loved it. We are SO happy services will be live-streamed this year. We are at home in Phoenix, and were afraid we would miss Ahava this year. Thank you for the love and good will you, Ahava, and its members bring to the world, and Jewish community especially. Blessings…” Ken and JoAnn Shore, Phoenix, AZ

***Please supply your own machzor (prayer book)

We will be using Mishkan Hanefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe. You will need this particular machzor to follow along with the services. If you are registering close to the date and cannot order hard copies in time, the electronic prayer books are available for immediate download. Problem solved!

*You may order hard copies HERE (Amazon) and bring the books with you to services. Please note that there are separate volumes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The two-volume set sells for $46.

You may also order hard copies of the prayer books directly from the publisher at
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*You may order electronic copies and use your device as your prayer book. Click HERE for Rosh Hashanah and HERE for Yom Kippur. Please download to your device; do not rely on wifi. Note that you do not need a kindle to order the electronic kindle version; just download the kindle app onto any device. The two volumes sell separately, each for $9.99.


If you would like a loved one’s name read aloud during the Yizkor service, please email his/her/their name to and indicate correct pronunciation.

You do not need to be a member to attend any of Ahava’s services; however, donations are gratefully accepted.

Shofar, So Good

High Holiday Music Sampler: